Ecology and Ecosystems
M.S., M.P.S. & Ph.D.
The Ecology and Ecosystems area of study focuses on the structure, function, dynamics, and resilience of terrestrial ecosystems, at a range of scales, from tree genetics and plant physiology to landscape ecology, modeling and remote sensing.
Because functioning and resilient ecosystems are central to human well-being, research opportunities in this area of study address a diversity of topics that help us better understand and enhance the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
- Colin M. Beier; email@example.com
forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
- Eddie Bevilacqua; firstname.lastname@example.org
sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
- Russell D. Briggs; email@example.com
forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
- René Germain; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
- Mariann T. Johnston; email@example.com
forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
- Charles A. Maynard; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Areas of Interest plant tissue culture, genetic engineering a blight-resistant the American chestnut, conventional forest genetics & tree improvement, forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology
- Christopher A. Nowak; email@example.com
Vegetation Management, Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Production Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology, Invasive Exotic Plant Control, Biogeography and Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Management and Certification Systems
- Ralph D. Nyland; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, silviculture, forest management and operations, quantitative silviculture, forest practice
- John C. Stella; email@example.com
riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration
- Philippe G. Vidon; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stream Restoration, Ecological Engineering, Riparian Zone and Watershed Management, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
- Timothy A. Volk; email@example.com
silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
For details on doctoral and masters programs, download the Graduate Student Handbook for The Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. Hard copies are available from the FNRM office.
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535
Current EE Graduate Students
Only currently registered students appearnew student names are added at the start of the academic year.
Matthew CowenEcology and Ecosystems
Degree Sought: MS
Graduate Research Topic
Delineating ecological riparian buffers in working forests
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins-not through strength, but through persistence."-Buddha